THE ULTIMATE EXTRAVAGANCE - model: Ysaunny Brito - photography: Solve Sundsbo - styling: Patti Wilson - hair: Malcom Edwards - makeup: Val Garland - manicure: Marian Newman - set design: Andy Hillman - Vogue Italia January 2017
I treated myself today and got a full set acrylic manicure and a deluxe pedicure :)
Then I went to Victoria’s Secret and actually BOUGHT $84 worth of stuff…and I bought my boyfriend and I new shoes. And new socks. and it felt good. I could be honest and talk to the associates and ask questions and be helped with my size. I bought my boyfriend new under armour shorts and he is so thankful & happy. He got everything he wanted today, even lunch out, and I am making his favorite shrimp tacos for dinner.
I am so thankful & happy.
He keeps talking about getting married and he gives me butterflies.
We are both in a place where we aren’t rich, but we are stable… And why would I want to throw all of this away with the risk of being caught? I never want to see this smile leave his face.
So with that, I’m done. And I will probably delete soon.
Good luck, loves. May you all find joy & may you all find your own happiness.
SOLANGE BY BEYONCE - photography: Mikael Jansson - styling: Karl Templer - hair: Chuck Amos - makeup: Mark Carrasquillo - manicure: Megumi Yamamoto - set design: Gerard Santos - Interview February 2017
Beyoncé: You write your own lyrics, you co-produce your own tracks, you write your own treatments for your videos, you stage all of your performances, all of the choreography … Where does the inspiration come from?
Solange: It varies. For one, I got to have a lot of practice. Growing up in a household with a master class such as yourself definitely didn;t hurt. And, as a far back as I can remember, our mother always taught us to be in control of our voice and our bodies and our work, and she showed us that through her example….
FATAL ATTRACTION: model: Ellen Rosa - photography: Chris Colls - styling: Morgan Piller - hair : Peter Gray - makeup: Georgi Sandev - manicure: Maki - set design: Michael O’Connor - Porter Magazine #19 Spring 2017
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
You’ll be humming that all day ;)
1. Ray Jardine uses a Victorinox Classic, but I reckon the Signature trumps it with a pen and tweezers. A whole tool/manicure set at 22g.
2. The Photon packs such a punch. I love lots of flashlights, but for EDC this is is as ‘light’ as it gets. Sowwy.
3. A Belgian master carver made this for me. I’d love to be able to carve as well as this. In Belgium they are called porridge spoons, but can be used for anything. A work of art.
4. This French Army satchel is my everyday bag. The inside is completely lined with the same brown leather. Bombproof.
5.Timepiece, masterpiece. Art Deco, 1922, green gold Abe Lincoln, 21 jewels. I could wax, so I’ll shut it.
6.Michael Morris is a wonderful maker of knives from the USA. He will make knives to suit you. Note this little devil has a hidden bottle opener.
7. Hat is old and battered but still keeps the weather at bay. I added some paracord, just in case.
8. This is Michael Morris’ EDC 60, made from an old file.
9. I wore this at my wedding so it means a lot. I usually only wear it when I wear a waisty
10. Copper imparts its fine purities into the water. Leave in the fridge overnight and all the goodies are there ready to be absorbed.
11. I copied this design shamelessly from a photograph. We need coins here so this fits the bill. I mean, the coin :)
12. This was my Grandad’s belt, handed down. Apparently it did service on my Dad’s derrière.
13. I made this to carry bits in, currently my fire stuff.
14. I always carry this loupe. At 20x it is excellent for seeing details in nature, and a splinter in your finger looks like a Cadbury’s flake in an ice cream!
15. Roger Harrington at Bison Bushcraft makes all his own excellent knives on special order. I am just about to get a new one after an 18 month backlog, so this is up for grabs.
16. I designed this case for a notebook a buddy had bought me.
17. I’m always looking at minimalist wallets and am currently designing a new one. This is an experimental fill-in, but very useful as it will just take a single folded £20 note, and about eight cards at a pinch.
18. Mr Pen in the UK is a wonderful gentleman, and gave sterling advice on purchasing a pen for life. My signature colour ink is sepia. It’s old, like me.
19. My handle on forums is White Knight, and part of my company logo. My white steeds have two wheels, however.
20. Just in case I spot that special piece of wood that has a spoon hidden in it.
21. I’m into Celtic stuff, and the triquetra is an ancient symbol, with many meanings eg eternity, earth symbols. Each of our wedding guests left with one.
22. A bandana has so many uses; I never leave home without one.
23. Fred Rowe is a wonder smithy. This feels great in the hand, and puts food on his table. Amen.
24. This compass is good enough for Ray Mears, and it works for me too. Love the magnetic declination adjuster and built-in clinometer.
25. This was supposed to last for at least ten years, and it’s 12 now. Still allows me to find my key easily in the dark.
26. This watch is so old they don’t make it any more. It is super accurate and was able to distinguish the height of two separate peaks 100m apart by three metres, saving me falling off a Scottish crag.
27. Making these bracelets is such good fun. It becomes a tad tiring when all your mates and their wives want one, however.
28. This means a lot to me as it was given by a special someone. Looks good on my sickles too.
29. Ray Mears even made me a case for my compass. Well, his lovely leather crafter Becky did, on his behest. I also use if for loads of other things - pack of cards, snifter flask etc. But not at the same time ;)
30. This was the first ever kuksa I made. It’s got lots wrong with it, but I use it all the time. Kuksa is Finnish for 'little cup’.
31.I switch cases but this is soo luxurious. Can you smell the leather from there? Samsung Note 4 fits in. I got a second Note 4 as the new 5 has no sd card / battery access. Humph, but I do love the phone, and the pen. The pen.
NB. I usually only carry one of the knives, if it is appropriate to task, especially living in the UK.
‘BIG RED’ - model: Karlie Kloss- photographer: Steven Klein -
stylist: Patti Wilson - hair: Akii - makeup: Yumi Lee - manicure: Honey
(Exposure) - set design: Jesse Kaufmann - V Magazine #94 Spring 2015
featuring Rei Kawakubo ‘Blood and Roses’ Collection for Comme des Garçons
and Roses is the expression of a deeper significance of roses,
typically happy and pretty. Often in history the image of the rose was
more connected with blood and wars, in relation to political conflict,
religious strife, and power struggles. This is what was interesting to
me this time,” ~ Rei Kawakubo.